Demonstration of an Ultra-Flat Raman-Enhanced Fibre Optical Parametric Amplifier (FOPA) with >110nm Gain-Bandwidth

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gordienko, Vladimir; Stephens, Marc F. C.; El-Taher, Atalla E.; Phillips, Ian; Forysiak, Wladek; Doran, Nick J. (Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England)
Takasaka, Shigehiro; Sugizaki, Ryuichi (Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., 6 Yawatakaigandori, Ichihara, Chiba, 290-8555, Japan)

We experimentally demonstrate a Raman-enhanced FOPA achieving record unfiltered gain variation of only ±0.5dB over 111nm bandwidth and with 9.6dB gain. We amplify a 60Gb/s QPSK signal error-free across the L-band with maximum Q2 penalty of 0.9±0.3dB.